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RSS Feed Show First Paragraph Only?

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Community Member, 18 Posts

7 April 2008 at 11:39am


I am implementing the RSS Feed as per the tutorial stage II but with some of my own modifications. eg. changing the DataObject::get to get the last 20 edited pages of a particular page type: DataObject::get("TipPage", "", "LastEdited DESC", "", "20"); This is working well.

However I would like to only show the first paragraph of each of the returned page in the RSS. I know there is a function on the $Content within the Newsletter stuff which I have used for that part of the website but do not see any similar function for the RSS Feed.

Any hints, please...



Community Member, 191 Posts

26 October 2008 at 5:38pm

Edited: 26/10/2008 5:38pm

I need to do this as well. Currently my RSS feed is showing the entire article (Content), and I haven't been able to figure out how to truncate it in the feed.

This is how I'm generating the feed...

// RSS
		function init() {
			RSSFeed::linkToFeed($this->Link() . "rss");

		function rss() {
			$rss = new RSSFeed($this->LatestUpdates(), $this->Link(), "A Word From Steve", "", "Title", "Content");

		function LatestUpdates() {
			// 5 is the number of items listed
			return DataObject::get("StevesArticlesPage", "", "Created Desc", "", 5);

Any suggestions?